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Claro T. Martin

Fisheries, Merit Award for Research on Fisheries Technology (1959)

Expertise:

Dr. Claro T. Martin is recognized for his important contributions in the field of Fisheries, The young Claro grew up to become one of the earliest Filipino molders of fisheries researches in the Philippines. He finished his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of the Philippines in 1927. After which, he worked as Assistant at the Division of Fisheries, Bureau of Science most probably just after his graduation in 1927. The following year, he was promoted as Asst. Ichthyologist in the same office. He was a member of several societies and organizations like the Philippine Scientific Society; National Research Council of the Philippines; Fisheries Society of the Philippines; Zoological Society of India; The Academy of Zoology, Agra, India; Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Sigma fraternity (Alpha Chi chapter, U.P. biological Society).It was during these periods that Mr. Martin conducted a lot of studies on fisheries and published his findings in various publications more particularly in the Philippine Journal of Science. His scientific studies on fisheries will show us the extent of his contributions to the early researches on Philippine fisheries. He did not only work on fisheries resources, but he also focused his attention on the possibility of industrializing fisheries in the country. He also wrote on the post-harvest aspect of Philippine fisheries. The concept of coastal resources management was not in his consciousness then, but in his welcome remarks at the Dagat-Dagatan Fishery Experimental Station, Malabon, Rizal on December 8, 1959, he sounded a warning to the legistrators "that in the program of industrialization the compensatory bad effect of industrial plants through pollution of the water by the effluents from them should not be overlooked."

Affiliation

Chief, Division of Fisheries, Bureau of Fisheries

Seminar of Executives, Institute of Public Admin, Univ. of the Phil.

Student-trainee , Fish Investigation Laboratory, C. W. Hooper Foundation of Medical Research

Association

    • Scientific Society, Member
    • Fisheries Society of the Philippines, Member
    • Fisheries Society of the Philippines, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member
    • Zoological Society of India, Member

Employment

    • Division of Fisheries, Bureau of Science, Asst. Ichthyologist, 1928
    • Manila, In-charge of the Manlia Aquarium, 1934 - 1936
    • Fish and Game Administration, Bureau of Science, Junior Scientist, 1936
    • Davao, District Fishery Officer, 1936 - 1937
    • Fish and Game Administration, Bureau of Science, Asst. Fishery Technologist, 1937
    • Fish Preservation Station, Estancia, Iloilo, In-charge, 1937 - 1942
    • District 6, concurrently Distrlct Fishery Officer, 1941 Je
    • Fish and Game Administration, Bureau of Science, Asst. Ichthyologist, 1939
    • Dept. of Agr. and Commerce, Fishery Technologist, 1940
    • Division of Zoology, Bureau of Science, Asst. Scientist, 1943
    • Fish Culture Federation of the Philippines, Supervising Fishery Inspector, 1943
    • Division of Fisheries, Dept. of Agr. and Commerce, Fishery Technologist, 1945
    • Bureau of Fisheries, Zoologist, 1947
    • Division of Fisheries Technology, Bureau of Fisheries, Chief, 1947 - 1957
    • Phil. National FAO Committee, Member, 1946 - 1963
    • Editorial Board, Philippine Journal of Fisheries, Member
    • Coordinating Committee of the Philippines, Chairman, 1960 Mr 6 - 1961 Ap 15
    • Committee on Marine Sciences, National Science Development Board, Chairman, 1962 - present

Award

    • Phil. Pensionado for study tour in US, Phil. Gov., 1931
    • Merit Award for Research on Fisheries Technology, Dept. of Agr. and Natural Resources, 1959

Education

    • Univ. of the Philippines, B.S, 1927

Publication

    • Claro, M.T., (1930 Ag) Two Japanese fishing methods used by Japanese fishermen in Phil. waters
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 42/4
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1932 Ja) Cultivation of ba?gos in the Ph1l1ppines
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 47/1
    • Claro, M.T., (1934 S) Methods of smoking fish around Manila Bay
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 55/1
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1934 N) Philippine Sillaginidae
    • Philppine Journal of Science Volume 55/3
    • Claro, M.T., (1935) Tho catching of alamang in Bulacan with special reference to the destructive method
    • National Research Council of the Philippines Volume /9
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1935 F) Philippine Parapercldae
    • Philippine Journal of Scienoe Volume 56/2
    • Claro, M.T., Roxas, H.A., (1937) A checkllst of Philippine fishes. 1937. 314p. (PhiHppines (Common?wealth) Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce. Technical Bulletin 8)
    • Manila, Bureau of Printing
    • Claro, M.T., (1938 Jl) Two new Philippine fishes
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 66/3
    • Claro, M.T., (1938 O) The flying-fish industry of the northwestern and southwestern coasts of Cebu
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 87/2
    • Claro, M.T., (1938 O) Tuna fisheries and longline fishing in Davao Gulf, Phillippines
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 67/2
    • Claro, M.T., (1938 N) The fisheries of the province of Oriental Negros, Cebu and Bohol
    • National Research Council of the Philippines Volume /19
    • Claro, M.T., (1939) Cultivation of ba?gos in the Phtllppines
    • Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce
    • Claro, M.T., (1949) Cultivation of ba?gos in the Phtllppines
    • Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce
    • Claro, M.T., (1946) Ba?gos culture
    • Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce
    • Claro, M.T., (1946) Preparation of fish sauce (Patis)
    • Phil. Dept. of Agr. and Commerce
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1948) Role of fresh-water fisheries and fish farms in increased food production
    • Farming and Cooperatives Volume /11
    • Claro, M.T., (1949) Notes or experimental canning of fish preservation station in Estancia, Ililo prov
    • Bureau of Printing Volume 5/5
    • Claro, M.T., (1951) Outlook for industrialization of Philippine fisheries
    • Philippine Journal of Fisheries Volume 1/1
    • Claro, M.T., (1952-1953) Commercial miscellaneous aquatic products and their uses
    • Bureau of Fisheries Society of the Philippines Volume 3-4
    • Claro, M.T., (1952-54) Outstanding research on fish and fisheries in the Philippines.
    • Bulletin of the F'Fisheries Society of the Philippine, Volume 3-4
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1953) Methods of preservation and processing of fish
    • Phil. Herald Agricultural Weekly Volume 1/15
    • Claro, M.T., (1954) The fisheries of the Capiz, Masbate sector of the Visayan sea
    • Agricultural and Industrial Life Volume 16/3
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1955) Studies on the preparaion os salted fish paste (bagoong) from dried dilis
    • Phi. Journal of Science Volume 3/1
    • Claro, M.T., (1959) Preliminary results of the marine fishery biological research program
    • Manila Agricultural Info. Division, DENR
    • Claro, M.T., (1959 Ja 14-17) Present situation as regards marine research in the Philippines
    • UNESCO SEA Cooperation Office
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1960) Marine Fisheries Biology Research
    • National Rescarch Council of tho Philippines. Bulletin
    • Claro, M.T., (1962) The status of marine fisheries biological research programme
    • Phil. Fisheries Yearbook
    • Claro, M.T., et.al., (1962) Marine research and training in the Philippines
    • Science Review Volume 3/3

Trainings

    • Sub-Area Committee Meeting under t.he auspices of FAO, 1948, Bultenzorg, Java
    • Inaugural Session of the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, 1949, Singapore
    • 2nd Session, Indo-Pacific Fisheries, 1950, Cronulla, N.S.W., Australia
    • Fourth Session, Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, 1952, Quezon City
    • 8th Pacific Science Congress, 1953
    • Pacific Regional Seminar, 1954, Q.C, Philippines
    • 6th Session, Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, 1955, Tokyo
    • UNESCO Meeting of Representatives of Marine Science Institutes of the Indo-Pacific, 1955, Tokyo
    • Seventh Session Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, 1957, Indonesia
    • United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 1958, Geneva
    • UNESCO-sponsored Regional Conference of Specialists on Marine Sciences, 1959, Saigon, South Vietnam
    • Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 1959, Rome
    • Ninth Session, Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, 1961, Karachi, Pakistan
    • UNESCO-sponsored Regional Meeting of Representatives of Marine Sciences Institution in East Se Asia, 1962, Manila